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Spanish trip inspires Religious Studies and Art students

Pupils pose for a photo during their Religious Studies and Art trip to Spain

Religious Studies and Art pupils from Fourth Year to Sixth Form travelled to Southern Spain over half term on a memorable trip to support their learning.

During their four days away, they visited four cities in the region of Andalusia – Codoba, Granada, Málaga and Seville.

The students were amazed by the historical sights they visited and enjoyed finding out more about their past and their architecture.

Upper Sixth student Ellie Dimopoulou said: “One of my favourite parts was definitely the guided tour of the Alhambra palace, where we explored the gardens and houses of Muslim kings, whilst learning about the history of Granada.”

The Catedral de Málaga was also a highlight with its impressive architecture and its 84-metre-high bell tower that delivered beautiful views.

The travelling party immersed themselves in Spanish culture, tried tasty local food and were treated to a flamenco show.

Religious Studies Teacher Mrs Anna Neale said “The trip allowed students time and space to contextualise their Religious Studies knowledge and consider how peoples’ religious identity manifests itself.

“A particular highlight was joining in the Carnival festivities which run prior to Lent in Codoba.”

Head of Art Mr Richard Davies said: “The opportunity to visit four cities in Andalusia provided a wealth of opportunities to strengthen the pupils visual and cultural understanding of the region.

“The pupil’s enthusiasm for, and engagement with, the region’s impressive architectural history was impressive and helped to ensure the success of the trip.”